Thursday, 19 June 2014

# Exercise # How to

How do you Manage Stress?

Good morning sweets, sleep well?
How do you manage stress? In a place like Lagos, its hard not be stressed at least once a day. Even when you try to hide yourself and stay in peace (sleeping in the store)...sound familiar? Lol, one annoying person will find you and annoy you! Anywhere you are in the world generally, as a wife, husband or parent, its hard to stay unstressed. So how do you manage it?  

Stress comes in different forms e.g: Physically, Mentally etc.
  • Stress from work
  • Stress from body pains
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Stress from bad friends
  • Stress from home: marriage/kids/money
  • Stress from not sleeping enough
  • Stressed about being overweight.
  • The list is endless

The issue is that most people tend to turn to the wrong things when they are stressed, they look for solution in the wrong places:
  • They turn to alcohol. Drinking and getting drunk.
  • They eat and eat, and put on unwanted weight, then get depressed after.
  • Talking to friends that don't really care. They just want to listen to your story, share with others, finally they are glad that you are sad.
  • Crying doesn't cure stress. You cry and cry, then develop headache.
  • Smoking.
  • Drugs. 
  • etc. It only gets worse if you don't seek solution quickly.

Personally i know there is a solution to every problem, I believe that God will never allow His children suffer without there being a solution to that problem. There are many positive ways of handling stress like:  Relaxation, vacationing, staying positive, prayers, sleeping more. But i want to highlight one major one which works for me all the time:
  • EXERCISE: Whenever i feel down or stressed i go out and take a walk, then i start jogging, it gets my juices flowing and i feel alive again. By the time i get home, i feel like dancing for like 30 mins, i dance away my sorrow and I feel pumped!! It makes me feel happy ALWAYS. It sharpens my brain and makes me think afresh like i've been recharged. 

Exercise releases Endorphins. They are 'happy' hormones. Any form of physical activity will help release these hormones, and the more you workout, the more you release them which takes you to a feeling of euphoria. Those that workout a lot know this feeling. Its so good that any day i don't workout, i feel miserable. Its my daily drug i tell you.  Exercise, corrects your appetite, you sleep better, your immune system is sharpened, it helps combat the negative effect of stress. You lose weight too. *wink

Find the kind of sport or exercise you love and start today (sitting in your couch and watching soccer is not included)..LOl, morning or night. Any form of exercise is good. Dancing, jogging, walking, stair climbing, aerobics, tennis, swimming, etc Even if you have the worst job, try and workout every morning before going to work, it will make a huge difference that day, try and see. 

It all depends on you, make up your mind and get going, don't hoard stress like its for sale, dump it NOW!!! 
God bless.
Cheliz.









14 comments:

  1. Please who uses my fitness pal app..... Looking for friends to add.. I think everyone doing the June challenge and everyone who's making the lifestyle change shud get it... Makes weight loss, calorie tracking and progress alot easier. Amanda

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    1. Myfitness pal is great. Helped me a lot for calorie counting. Thanks.

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    2. Please my dear. When the app says "1 cup" of this or that... Do u know what cup they are referring to?

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    3. There is a standard measuring cup, its usually marked. You can buy them from bakery shops. Hope that helped? Thanks

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  2. Tnks for this post. I can testify its true. Woke up unhappy this morning. I decided to go for a walk..I did 45mins.. Just plugged in my earpiece and walked away my anxiety. I got home feeling like dancing. Though I didn't cos I was tired. But I sure felt good :). Amanda

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    1. Thanks for this testimony Amanda. Pple need to hear this. God bless.

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  3. Thanks for sharing Cheliz, the day has really been stressful for me. Thank God its almost over.

    Please what was your weight when you started this weight loss journey. MissB

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    1. Sorry to hear that MissB. I started at 110kg and lost 34kgs since. Was not an easy journey buy I'm grateful. Thanks.

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  4. I'm starting at 110 too. Wow, checked secretly today(I no dey hear word) and I'm down to 105. I feel elevated, at least, haba, na only me waka come? Still asking for Grace to increase exercise from 15mins to 30mins. I must win this challenge oooo. Thanks dear, u've been most helpful
    Kate

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    1. Hmmmm Kate bet why? I don buy koboko for offenders I oooo. Lol. Ok o, congrats sha. Dont go and eat a bowl of rice as reward o. Keep working hard and take care.

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  5. Doing youtube workout videos whilst listening to naija music mixes does the trick for me

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    1. Nice! I love working out to naija music too. Thanks.

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  6. Wow! Kate congrats Dear... That's good to know. @ Cheliz, you have done well o.. mee sef wan wear skinny jeans Lol. Have a nice day guys. MissB

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    1. Thanks MissB. You will get there real soon. Have a nice day too.

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